Cost-effective renovations

According to the  Appraisal Institute of Canada:

Thinking of someday selling your home:  check out these home improvements and the corresponding rate of return on the amounts invested.

Highest return -  Bathroom upgrade :  75 % to 100 %

                              Kitchen upgrade:  75% to 100 %

                              Interior or exterior painting 50% to 100 %

 

Medium return -  Roof replacement:  50 % to 80%

                               Replacement of furnace or heating system 50% to 80%

                               Finished basement 50% to 75%

                               Addition of a family room 50% to 75%

                              Fireplace 50% to 75 %

 

Low Return of 0%  to 50%

                            Landscaping

                           Paving stones

                           Fencing

                          Pool

                         Skylights